I love a bit of lace in my wardrobe. I think of it as retro and romantic, rather than frilly, twee or Edwardian. These lace pieces are quite modern, or at least can be paired with modern pieces so as to NOT look prissy and precious.

  • Latitude Femme Oxford: This Italian brand of footwear is divine. Soft, comfortable and unique. Here’s a super Summer oxford with cutouts. Quite arty. 
  • Pretty Polly Dotty Lace Spot Tights: A softer take on the graphic oversized polka dot. 
  • Karen Kane Beaded Lace Scarf Top (Plus): Alluring and breezy, yet covered. Fab dressed up or down, and an ideal way to de-bombshell a pencil skirt. 
  • Anyi Lu Tessa Pump: Anyi Lu makes this sandal every year and it’s comfortable – even my own fussy feet did not complain. A beautifully made shoe that is well worth the price. 
  • Camo & Lace Circle Scarf: Fun mix of tough and femme. 
  • DVF Scotia Lace Skirt: Remember how hard it is to find a decent lace skirt when you’re looking for it? Well, here’s a great option that’s fab for weddings and holiday attire. 
  • Tadashi Shoji Matte A-Line Jersey Dress: So pretty, and the skirt’s movement is sublime. Bless that elusive knee-covering length. 
  • DVF Avani Mixed Media Top: I saw one of the sales associates wear this darling and it went onto my wish list. Perfect with a leather skirt, shorts or pants. It needs a black camisole and you are done. 
  • Milly Lace Coat: Wearing longer length toppers over shorter bottoms is directional, although still a fringe statement. I love the versatility of this chic lace topper, which can be worn in both a classic and fashion forward way. 
  • Adrianna Papell Lace & Knit Dress (Plus): Every time one of my clients pops on this frock, I have to catch my breath. It truly is stunning. 
  • Hinge Mixed Media Lace Sleeve Shirt: A super mix of strict shirting and retro lace. The result is playful chic. 
  • Olivia Moon Lace Sleeve Sweatshirt: The sassy sweatshirt is one of the trends this year. Scrunch the sleeves and you can literally wear it with any bottom 
  • Kay Celine V-Neck Embroidered Mesh Sheath Dress: I had to finish off the lace list with Retro Elegance. Tailored and timeless. 

Do you like to wear a little lace? If so, how is lace represented in your wardrobe. Or do you find lace overly sweet and femme no matter what.

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